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NSCDC to penalise firms employing unlicenced guards

30 January 2013, 16:03

Abuja - The FCT Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday threatened to penalise government agencies, companies and individuals, who employ unlicensed security guards.

Mr Abdullahi Kofaroro, the FCT Commandant of the NSCDC, gave the warning during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He urged government establishments, individual companies and residential estate owners to ensure that they engaged security guards from registered companies.

Kofaroro said the corps had since commenced the closure of illegal security companies.

He said NSCDC would not hesitate to arrest people who contravened the law on the setting up of security companies.

The commandant stressed that NSCDC was the only organisation with the responsibility of regulating the operation of private security companies.

He said the current security challenges in the country had necessitated the intensification and regulation of the operations of private guard companies.

``We have discovered that Nigerians are in the habit of engaging foreign elements that pose security threats to guard their homes and properties and what we are saying is that that has to stop.

``As it is now, we do not know who is for Nigeria and who is against us, so we cannot continue to tolerate this kind of practice.

``From now on, security guards, popularly called ``mai-guard’’, who are providing services without being registered with companies that have been cleared by the civil defence will be panalised.

Kofaroro said security guard companies that wished to operate in the FCT should endeavour to upgrade and meet the necessary requirements for them to operate.

NAN recalls that the corps in a nationwide exercise closed down 131 private guard companies between 2011 and 2012 for violating the rules guiding their operations.

NAN also recalls that the FCT command also shut down seven security guard companies operating illegally in the territory between Jan. 8 and Jan. 29.

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